We went to Berlin during the weekend. Berlin is probably not the most beautiful city in Germany, but no doubt the most interesting. A mix of the Old and the New, the East and the West gives this city some special vibes you’ll find no where else. One face of Berlin is about its traumatic history, you can still feel the second world war many places you walk or see.
I love taking pictures of street artists while traveling. Unlike those in Barcelona, the street artists in Berlin are
quiet and solemn. Most of them are showing or doing something to remind you of the past. Like this man near the Brandenburg gate.
If you are an emotional person, you’ll be moved by these artists easily. There are still plenty of remains from the DDR days in the eastern parts of Berlin around Alexanderplatz. Everything is dark and painful. I don’t even need to photoshop these pictures in gray scale, they ARE gray.
Please don’t feel depressed, because this is fortunately only one face of Berlin. I’ll post some colorful and fun sides of Berlin next time. :-P